Knowing how to save pictures off your phone can be a lifesaver. After all, who isn’t an aspiring photographer these days? You can’t leave the house without seeing people photographing their kids, pets, or breakfast. The only issue is that it doesn’t take long for your device to fill up on memory. That’s why if you are in this for the long-haul, you’ll need some better ways to store your pictures.
Here are a few ideas:
Save pictures to the cloud.
One of the best places to store photos is on the cloud. There are many different options, but the good news is that many online storage tools provide a decent amount of space for free. The advantage of saving your photos to the cloud is that you will be able to sign in and access them later from nearly any device with an internet connection. You can also back up your pictures by sending them to yourself over a cloud messaging service.
Save pictures to your computer.
If you have plenty of space on your home computer, there is nothing wrong with taking a more old-fashioned approach. Saving pictures to your computer saves space on your phone while also ensuring that you can easily access them later. It also has the added benefit of additional privacy. Nobody is likely to see your photos unless they have access to your home computer.
Save pictures to an SD card.
Knowing how to save pictures to an SD card will go a long way, especially if you are frequently taking pictures on the go. Think of an SD card as an external hard drive for your phone. You can pop it into your phone or computer, fill it with pictures, and then put it somewhere for safekeeping. It’s also a great way to share pictures with friends. If you have a huge library of high-quality images from your sister’s wedding, for example, an SD card is a great way to share them with the family.
Save pictures to social media.
If you aren’t looking to keep your pictures private, one great place to keep them can be social media. Many of us are constantly building giant digital scrapbooks with our social media accounts. Post your pictures to create a history of your life. Later you can scroll through and enjoy pictures of everything from weddings to Sunday brunches. That said, if a photo is especially important, you might also want to back it up on a personal device.
If you notice your phone slowing down because the pictures are becoming too much, don’t worry. All of the options in this article should be good alternatives. Now you can pursue your phone photography hobby without worrying about running out of space.
This article was written by Matt Johnsen, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are his own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.